Wow, I can't even begin about the brilliance of this chapter. The part about the potions and hallucinations, it felt as if I was there! Just amazing. I love how you made Gemma a living, breathing person. You did it from the start, but I thought this chapter really made her jump out of the page, so to speak (I hope that made sense, but either way you should see it as a compliment) ;)
One sentence had me chuckling out loud:
"But they didn't reconcile. And Remus fell asleep in a bush, not a bed."
I could imagine it being said/thought in such a dry voice, it's hilarious, even if you didn't intend it that way.
The part where Gemma start to panic is also amazing, and I could totally relate to that even though I'm not a panicky person. Just the feeling of being stuck and abandoned, you wrote it perfectly.
About the last part, might there be a possibility that a hot American surfer boy makes an entrance anytime soon? ;)
Author's Response: Haha, I'm glad you like Gemma so much. I would say she's my favorite character but now that I'm starting to write more and more, I can't tell which Marauder/Woman I love the most. As for the potions bit ... welll, those scenes were kind of drawn from personal experience. That's why they are so realistic ;) Member when I said that Gemma and I are very similar sometimes? Well, one of those ways is that we both like to experiment with psychedelic substances ;)
And that comment was totally supposed to be dry and sarcastic. So I'm glad you picked up on that!
I've also felt stuck and panicky before, so like I said, a lot of Gemma is based on real experiences I've had ... although, not ALL of Gemma's emotions are mine. Sadly, I am not a Seer, so I can't have futuristic dreams. But I do have really really crazy dreams sometimes, so MAYBE I really am a witch. WHERE'S MY HOGWARTS LETTER? GET IT TOGETHER, HEADMASTER, WHOEVER YOU ARE!!!
And on the note, yes, you will meet a hot American surfer boy, but not in this fic. He's going to show up in the sequel. Without giving too much away, remember when I told you I had a love interest for Lotte? :D :D